How to Start a Successful Blog in 2022? [11 Strategies]

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Things to know before starting a blog

With the rapid advancement of technology, including the world of blogging. The community is slowly starting to perceive this activity as an activity that is considered quite interesting.

As time goes by, more and more people are trying to play, and even not a few who want to find their fortune through the world of blogging. It makes sense because there are so many successful people whose income comes from this activity.

With the large number of blogs spread on the internet, maybe around millions. The question is, can you compete with those who are old?

Relax, this time I will provide tips for those of you who are still beginners about the best blogging tips which are specifically for beginners.

What I mean is beginners here, apart from not having too much knowledge, it is more recommended for those who don’t have a blog but want to start blogging activities.

Why is it more recommended for those who don’t have a blog? To answer that, it’s better to just look at the tips about how to start blogging.

Set Goals

Set blogging goals
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When doing something, someone must have their own goals, in the world of blogging too.

You have to know what the real purpose of you is blogging.

Maybe some of these questions can help you.

  • What are your goals for blogging? 
  • What do you want to get from blogging?  
  • Want to be successful in the blogging field?  
  • What do you want your blog to be?

If you can answer some of the questions above, congratulations, that means you have a pretty solid goal.

A solid goal can make your blog last, pay attention to this if you don’t want your blog to stop halfway through later.

Passion

Determining Passion
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Passion? Like the world of business and lectures.

Believe it or not, passion is also needed in the world of blogging, especially for those of you who want to earn a living and want to take the world of blogging seriously.

I don’t know for sure. All I know is like this.

Passion is something that is liked which makes someone do more than usual to achieve it and make it able to pass through various obstacles.

If it’s wrong, please correct it. For a more definite understanding, you can search on Google or in books.

Still don’t understand what the benefits are? Immediately see the wise words of the experts wrote. What you choose to do is something you have to love because otherwise, you won’t have the persistence to go through it. – Steve JobsNobody cares if you can’t dance well. Get up and dance. Great dancers become great because of the passion they have. – Martha GrahamDevelop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never stop growing. – Anthony J. D’Angelo

Determine Your Niche

Determining niche for a blog
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Niche and passion still have a close relationship in the world of blogging.

If passion is something that can make you more excited to do something, then the niche is something that you liked earlier.

If you choose a niche that matches the passion you have. Know what that means? This means that your blogging enthusiasm will increase.

And also, you can make passion as motivation when you are lazy to blog.

Of course, it is a very profitable thing, right? Morale increases + additional motivation.

If you like blogging, it’s incomplete if what you write about is something you don’t like.

Therefore, determine a niche based on the passion you have.

Use WordPress

Wordpress for blogging
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Why WordPress? why not just a blogger? Because I think WordPress is much better than Blogger.

Remember, the WordPress that I mean here is not the free version, but the paid version or what is better known as Self Hosted WordPress.

It’s true, there is money, so there is quality. Just like WordPress Self Hosted.

The advantages of WordPress itself are not just one or two, there are many. Starting from the plugin features a huge selection of themes, better SEO, etc.

Start writing, don’t copy

Writing for a blog
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Blogging activities are synonymous with writing activities.

Therefore, don’t do anything that is clearly not good, namely copying other people’s articles, especially if you don’t provide the source.

You have written, right? Surely the answer is yes because when you were young, you were taught by your parents and teachers to write.

Short question, if you can write, why do you have to do it? It’s called wasting one’s own abilities.

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.. – Herman Melville

Originality is plagiarism that is not detected. – William Ralph Inge

Be Consistent

Consistency for blogging
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If you have successfully created an article, congratulations, that means you have completed the initial stages of these tips.

Now let’s go to the next level.

This time, you need to be consistent. Be consistent in posting articles, blogwalking, or commenting on other blogs, sharing articles on social media, etc. And what you should pay attention to the most is posting articles.

Being a consistent person is very necessary to build a blog that readers can expect. Your readers will know what greatness your blog is if you are consistent and that can make them come back again and again to read your latest articles. This is one of the biggest dreams of bloggers for their blog. Trust is built with consistency. – Lincoln Chafee

Getting an audience is hard. Sustaining an audience is hard. It demands a consistency of thought, of purpose, and of action over a long period of time. – Bruce Springsteen

Don’t Forget the Design

Design importance for a website
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After realizing the disadvantages of copying other people’s articles, now what you have to pay attention to is the design.

Content is King, Design is Queen – Anonymous

I wrote “Anonymous” because I forgot who made or where to find those quotes.

Even though the content you write is original and has high quality, but if the design you use is unsightly, then your content will be less useful for some people.

Therefore, choose a good theme, use a font whose size and appearance is easy to read, and don’t make paragraphs that contain too many lines.

Clever Time Management

Because almost everyone has their own activities and preferred activities, blogging activities will probably come second. Except for a full-time blogger whose main income comes from his blog.

Therefore, you must be good at managing time.

What for? Various kinds, such as writing the latest posts, blogwalking, etc.

You need to know that you can’t do the above activities in just a few minutes. For optimal results, it takes at least 2 to 3 hours to do it.

Blogwalking Is Important

Blogwalking? What for? Lots of functions.

You can get backlinks. Want to get a top 10 position on Google’s first page? one way is to have natural quality backlinks.

Blogwalking can also help you to make friends with fellow bloggers and if you are lucky your blog will get visits and comments back.

Now you know what are the benefits of blog walking, right? if so, do it immediately.

Learn SEO

SEO for a blog
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Want to have lots of visitors? learn SEO.

Currently, many people around the world use search engines, especially Google to find the information they need. Know what that means? you have to learn SEO.

Even though many people use search engines, the blog will not necessarily be crowded with visitors. Know why? it’s because your blog is not strong in terms of SEO.

If you get more effective results than searching on the internet, maybe you can take courses from SEO masters, a lot, but yes, the course is definitely paid.

Want something free but have complete information? try opening daily blog tips or Hubspot. Have you opened it? There you will find lots of SEO tips that you can learn without needing to strain your wallet. Keep in mind, these 2 blogs use both English.

Be a Different Blogger

As I said before, currently, there are lots of blogs on the internet, even though you choose this niche, surely there are a lot of blogs that use this niche.

So, how do we make our blog look different? Because at this time there are a lot of blogs that use a similar niche right?

Making something different doesn’t mean it has to have a different niche. So keep following the first tip until the third tip.

Like I’m doing this time. First, even though I use a niche about blogging tips, I made tips that I rarely see on blogs with blogging niches in Nepal, maybe you guys also feel it. Second, the content on this blog on average has a very large number of words. Third, sometimes I add quotes from famous figures in the content on this blog.


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